President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Mr. Xi Jinping on his emergence as the President-Designate of China.A statement by Reuben Abati, the presidential spokesman said,“On behalf of himself, the Federal Government and people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan warmly congratulates Mr. Xi Jinping on his emergence as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the country’s Central Military Commission and President-Designate of China.”
Jonathan also applauded Mr. Jinping, outgoing President Hu Jintao and the Communist Party of China for the orderly transfer of power to a new generation of leaders who have been entrusted with the huge responsibility of leading their great country into an even brighter future.
Nigeria’s President said he looks forward to working with Mr. Jinping and other new members of China’s top governance organ, the Politburo Standing Committee to further strengthen existing cordial relations between Nigeria and China.
President Jonathan expressed the hope that under Mr. Jinping’s leadership, the already robust trade and economic ties between both countries will continue to grow for the benefit of their people.
“He also hopes that the Federal Government can continue to count on the support of the Chinese government for its developmental efforts in priority areas such as the expansion of national infrastructure, power supply, transportation and communications” the statement said while wishing Mr. Jinping immense success in the discharge of his enormous responsibilities as leader of the People’s Republic of China.